ALL ABOUT AIR-DRIED FOOD
Air-dried and dehydrated foods are often confused for the other as both go through similar processes of slow and gentle drying.
The difference lies in the presence of heat. Air drying relies on the circulation of air without the application of heat to remove moisture. The result is a shelf stable product with a similar nutrient profile as a raw diet.
Make no mistake, air-dried diets are different from raw food diets but are an ideal choice for owners who are often lax with food safety practices, always on the go or send day their companions for day care and/or boarding.
Watch out for ingredients such as glycerine which is often used to sweeten, bind and keep the meal moist. Glycerine could come from a variety of sources and are often by-products of soap making and biofuels.